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Noun Concept
Categories: Articles with short description, Digestive system, Human throat, Larynx
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epiglottis
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A flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing WordNet 3.0
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A flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped flap in the throat that prevents food from entering the windpipe and the lungs. Wikipedia
Thin flap in the oesophagus Wikidata
A thin, triangular plate of cartilage at the base of the tongue that covers the glottis during swallowing to keep food from entering the trachea. OmegaWiki
A cartilaginous organ in the throat of terrestrial vertebrates covering the glottis when swallowing to prevent food and liquid from entering the trachea, and in Homo sapiens also a speech organ. Wiktionary
Cartilaginous organ in the throat. Wiktionary (translation)
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